Mergers and Acquisitions

ChemChina Close to Buying Syngenta

China's state-owned ChemChina is nearing a deal to take over Swiss seeds and pesticides group Syngenta for roughly 470 Swiss francs ($460.5) per share, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

Johnson Controls to Merge with Tyco

Johnson Controls, a maker of car batteries and heating and ventilation equipment, said on Monday it would merge with Ireland-based fire protection and security systems maker Tyco International.

Landscape Shifting for M&A in 2016

There are strong indications that the ground is shifting beneath the landscape that last year generated merger and acquisition deals valued at an unprecedented value of more than $5 trillion.

Activision Blizzard to Buy Major League Gaming

Activision Blizzard Inc. said Monday that it has agreed to buy Major League Gaming as the videogame giant continues to pursue a foothold in fast-growing business of competitive videogames, or so-called e-sports.

Newell Rubbermaid, Jarden in Merger Talks

Newell Rubbermaid Inc. and Jarden Corp. are in talks to combine, according to people familiar with the matter, in a deal that would unite makers of well-known consumer brands including Sharpie markers, Graco baby strollers and Mr. Coffee machines.